[OSGeo-Discuss] Can I do the same GIS tasks with OS (as with ESRI)?
arnulf.christl at wheregroup.com
Fri Apr 25 11:21:21 PDT 2008
andrea antonello wrote:
>>> Among the things that QGIS (and other open source desktops) can't do
>>> are a table join, a spatial join
>> I'm not sure what you mean with spatial join, but if you mean overlay, and
>> raster combination GRASS can do, and it can also do table joins, while it
>> overlays two vector layers.
>>> In response to the query "can I replace ArcView with
>>> open source", my answer is "in general, no, but maybe for a specific
>>> use case".
>> I'd say: "In general yes (In some respects GRASS is superior to Arc in
>> analysis), but some things can be harder / more complicated or not
>> possible". GRASS is a perfectly capable desktop GIS package with over 200
> I agree with Paul, power without control doesn't lead anywhere. GRASS
> is of huge power, but following my past commercial experiences, I
Hehe, didn't you just say "my past proprietary experiences"?
Sorry to be dense and all that...
What was a Desktop GIS exactly? I only have a browser and for some strange reason all that I do starts with an http://...
> would say "in general no, because most times they don't want the
> overhead of GRASS for exactly those things they need".
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